"Sailor Moon" Stage Musical Set For September Revival

New musical cast with direct input from Naoko Takeuchi

After a weekend filled with announcements and confirmations over Twitter. the 20th anniversary celebration of the much loved Sailor Moon franchise will continue, not with an anime adaptation as many hoped for since it's still delayed, but with a revival of the stage musical that was previously run from 1993-2005. The musical also counts with more direct input from manga author Naoko Takeuchi who participated in the cast auditions and chose the lead actress to play the role of Sailor Moon. Below, the cast list.

 

Satomi Ōkubo as Sailor Moon
Satomi Ōkubo as Sailor Moon
Miyabi Matsuura as Sailor Mercury
Miyabi Matsuura as Sailor Mercury
Kanon Nanaki as Sailor Mars
Kanon Nanaki as Sailor Mars
Yū Takhashi as Sailor Jupiter
Yū Takhashi as Sailor Jupiter
Shiori Sakata as Sailor Venus
Shiori Sakata as Sailor Venus
Yūga Yamato as Tuxedo Mask
Yūga Yamato as Tuxedo Mask

 

The musical will run from September 13th through the 23rd with general ticket sales beginning in July starting at ¥6,800 yen and reservations for tickets began on Monday for Nakayoshi magazine readers, continuing until Saturday, Japan Standard Time. Dwango and Nelke Planning are co-producing the new musical as well.The plot of the musical will center around the first arc of the manga, with the Sailor Senshi fighting against the Dark Kingdom and protecting the Silver Crystal from falling into the wrong hands.

 

With the musical being revived, would anyone plan to or is planning to go see it when it premieres later this year?

 

Images © Naoko Takeuchi, PNP/Kodansha, Nelke Planning, Dwango


Humberto Saabedra is the Owner of AnimeNews.biz, Editor-in-Chief of PhoneNews.com and an occasional columnist for Ani.me. He can also be found musing on things (and Nico Robin) at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

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